is the third album by the southern Fear of a Punk Planet California punk rock band The Vandals, originally released in 1990 by Triple X Records. It was their first album to include the lineup of Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, Joe Escalante and Josh Freese, solidifying the band's roster after several years of fluctuation. This lineup would remain intact for the rest of the band's career, and for this reason Fear of a Punk Planet is considered by many fans to be the first proper album by the "new" Vandals. The album returned the band to their punk rock sound, after having played mostly in a country style on their previous album . The band would stick to a punk rock formula throughout the rest of their career. The album's title called to mind the Slippery When Ill rap album by Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy, released that same year. It featured guest appearances by Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa, Scott Thunes and Kelsey Grammer. An independent music video was filmed for the album's first track, "Pizza Tran."
The album was re-released with bonus tracks in 2000 by the band's own label
Kung Fu Records in order to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
All Music Guide published a mostly positive review by Victor W. Valdivia, who commented "Even if the constant juvenile humor grates after a while, the Vandals are still more composed and entertaining than most."
Reception [ edit ]
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating AllMusic 
Track listing [ edit ]
1. "Pizza Tran" Joe Escalante, Warren Fitzgerald, Dave Quackenbush, Josh Freese 2:29 2. "The Rodge" Escalante, Fitzgerald, Quackenbush 4:06 3. "Join Us for Pong" Escalante, Fitzgerald 2:45 4. "Hey Holmes!" Escalante, Fitzgerald, Chris Lagerborg 2:45 5. "Girls Turn 18 Every Day" Escalante, Fitzgerald, Quackenbush, Freese 2:47 6. "Kill My Tenant" Escalante, Quackenbush 2:24 7. " Summer Lovin'" ( Grease parody) Escalante, Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey 2:45 8. "The Day Farrah Fawcett Died" Escalante 2:23 9. "Anti" Fitzgerald, Quackenbush 2:04 10. " Teenage Idol" (originally performed by Ricky Nelson) Jack Lewis 1:47 11. "Small Wonder" Escalante, Fitzgerald, Quackenbush 4:35 12. "Phone Machine" Escalante, Fitzgerald, Quackenbush 1:42 Total length: 32:38
Personnel [ edit ]
Album information [ edit ]
Recorded at Paramount Studios in
Hollywood, California and Master Control in Burbank, California Mixed by Gary McGachan and Andrew Ballard at Master Control Assistants.
Bob Casale Art direction:
original release: Steve Martinez
re-release: Sergie Cover art by Rudolph Schwarzkogler, courtesy of the
Gallery Krinzinger in Vienna Photographs by Mollye Moore, assisted by Elena Ray and Melody
All songs published by Puppety Frenchman publishing SESAC except "Teenage Idol" by Nelson Music ASCAP, "Summer Lovin'" by Edwin H. Morris Music ASCAP, and "Kokomo" by Buena Vista Music Co., Clairaudient Music Corp., Daywin Music Inc. & Spirit One Music.
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